Prof. K. Ramasubramanian

Cell for Indian Sciences and Technologies in Sanskrit (CISTS)

IIT Bombay

Institute Chair Professor at the Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit (CISTS), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

A world-class scholar of great repute, a historian of Indian Sciences in Mathematics and Astronomy, Sanskrit Scholar, Vedic Teacher, Indian Philosopher and a Guru to many. His immensely broad erudition, his insights and his popular teachings have been inspiring a new generation of thousands of students, other scholars and teachers to learn and undertake research on the riches of India’s scientific heritage and enabling its preservation. His creative and exciting teachings at IIT Bombay and his unique, unparalleled multi-disciplinary scholarship continues to make an impact with a powerful combination of Science, Sanskrit and Spirituality. His life’s mission has been to inspire society to undertake research and give India its rightful place in the world of history of science and ignite interest in Sanskrit as a language of science.

Featured Lectures

ICM 2022 Special Lecture

The History and Historiography of the Discovery of Calculus in India

Prof. Ramasubramanian had been invited to present a distinguished sectional lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2022. The ICM is considered to be the most prestigious event in the domain of Math which happens only once in four years where the Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize and the Chern Medal are conferred. It is an immense honour for Prof. Ramasubramanian's lifetime of phenomenal work in bringining out various facets of Indian Astronomy and Mathematics.

Genius of Kālidāsa

Lecture offered in light of receiving Mahakavi Kalidas Sanskrit-Vrati National Award 2021

Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University has bestowed Prof. K. Ramasubramanian with the prestigious "Mahakavi Kalidas Sanskrit-Vrati National Award 2021". In the celebratory event organised by IIT Indore Center for IKS, Indica Advaita Academy and Professor's students, Prof. K. Ramasubramanian expounded the beauty of select verses from Meghadūta.

Sanskrit as a Language of Science

IIT Gandinagar

Lecture on Vidhura Niti (Select Verses)


Computing π - The Indian Method


Golden Age of Indian Mathematics

IIT Madras

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